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London, British Library, Cotton Vespasian D. xxi, fols 18-40

Present Location: 
Vespasian D. xxi, fols 18-40
Medieval Provenance: 
Decoration Description: 

Initials in red and silver, silver titles.


The title 'incipit prologus alfrici monachi vita sancti guthlaci' (fol. 18r) added in the thirteenth- or fourteenth-century, along with running heads in the same hand. Robert Cotton's signature is on the tope of fol. 18r.


Binding Description: 

Nineteenth-century binding. The previous Cottonian binding included Cotton's 'armes and claspes in 4to', according to a list of Cotton's loans of books in British Library, Harley 6018, fol. 148v.

Accompanying Material: 

Bound with (fols 1-17) Nennius, Historia Brittonum (s. xii)1 and (fols 41-71) Sedulius, Hymns and Carmen Paschale (s. x1?).